This is the first post of many that I will be making over the course of the 2014 spring semester at McDaniel College as part of The World of the Hunger Games course. I chose the class because I have enjoyed both reading the trilogy and watching the movies, and while looking for an honors course to take this semester I saw this one and knew it would be a fascinating class. I hope that as we go through the material, I can get a view of the world of the hunger games from many different perspectives and learn more about the world the Games take place in. I am very interested to hear what other fans of the series have to say about the sociological and economic aspects of that world.
My favorite character, if I have to pick one, is probably Hamich. I like him because he’s got a good dry sense of humor, and despite his questionable drinking habits I think he really cares about Katniss and Peeta, and the way he helps them throughout the games and the entire series is a testament to his good side.
I’m very excited to get started with this class and get into the material!